OMG, i realised something really important about my totem last night! recently, i've been on a quest to identify my animal spirit... then last night it hit me that it was/is the owl. owls are very rare in my country and i recalled that when i was about 11 years, i used to find one every evening at night perched on a streetlamp staring at me. i can't believe i just realised it. now that it no longer appears, has another totem taken its place or it's just waiting for the right time to return?
Animal totems can change based upon the lesson that you are facing or the particular characterisitc you are in need of. They can also come and go and only appear when they want to point you in a specific direction.